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  • NBC Sports delivers another winning Preakness telecast

    NBC Sports delivers another winning Preakness telecast
    Whether it's a Sunday night football game or the third Saturday in May at Pimlico, when NBC Sports floods the zone with members of its A-Team, the telecast is almost always a winner. That was again the case for the 138th Preakness Stakes -- thanks to...
  • Orb is 7-2 morning-line favorite in 139th Kentucky Derby

    Orb is 7-2 morning-line favorite in 139th Kentucky Derby
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Kentucky Derby favorite Orb comes from one of the country’s oldest racing families, with ties to the greatest horses of the era. The second choice, Verrazano, is a product of Todd Pletcher’s new-school empire; he’s...
  • Black Onyx scratches from Kentucky Derby because of ankle injury

    Black Onyx scratches from Kentucky Derby because of ankle injury
    Late Thursday morning, trainer Kelly Breen spoke about his stable's lack of notoriety. "We call it flying under the radar," he said. "You guys might call it lack of respect. We're a small stable. We have some good horses. We've been to the Derby every...
  • Kentucky Derby full of intrigue with Pletcher's pack, O'Neill's return

    Kentucky Derby full of intrigue with Pletcher's pack, O'Neill's return
    Last year's chase for the Triple Crown ended when trainer Doug O'Neill stepped to a microphone stand in a patch of fenced-in grass next to a barn near the Belmont Park track. Brushing back tears, he announced that a tendon injury would prevent I'll Have...
  • Orb named Belmont favorite after drawing No. 5 post

    Orb named Belmont favorite after drawing No. 5 post
    What could have been a chance at the first Triple Crown in 35 years will instead come down to this for Baltimore County resident Stuart Janney III: a shot at redemption. Always measured, Janney avoids soaring rhetoric when discussing racing. He's been...
  • Louisville coach Rick Pitino watches his Kentucky Derby horse train

    Louisville coach Rick Pitino watches his Kentucky Derby horse train
    On Wednesday at Churchill Downs, a crowd clad mainly in Louisville basketball shirts gathered at Barn 45 to watch Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino as he visited a horse of which he owns five percent. Pitino, a month removed from becoming the...
  • Everything revolves around Orb

    Everything revolves around Orb
    The colt was a knucklehead, really. He had speed and endurance in his pedigree, but if you had polled his owners and his trainer a year ago, none would have predicted that he’d gallop in the same steps as his great-grandsire, 1977 Triple Crown...
  • Preakness analysis and betting tips

    Preakness analysis and betting tips
    (NOTE: To download Liam's full cheat sheet for all of Saturday's races, click here. Following is his analysis on the Preakness Stakes.)   There are always lots of hard luck stories in the Kentucky Derby, and some of those hard luck horses come to...
  • Maryland's Janney shuns limelight, even with Derby favorite Orb

    Maryland's Janney shuns limelight, even with Derby favorite Orb
    When his first Kentucky Derby horse, Orb, was named the favorite Wednesday, Stuart S. Janney the III was not there to raise his hands triumphantly for the cameras. He won't be in Louisville at all in the days leading to the race. A short phone call with...
  • Secretariat's Preakness run still looks brilliant on 40th anniversary

    Secretariat's Preakness run still looks brilliant on 40th anniversary
    Secretariat was a star but not yet a legend when his van rolled up to Pimlico Race Course in the second week of May 1973. The big red horse had taken off like a rocket ship to run down the field at the Kentucky Derby, winning in less than two minutes, a...
  • A primer for the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby

    A primer for the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby
    First things first: Grantland has a terrific look-back at Hunter S. Thompson's "The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved." I always start the Derby primer with a link to this story -- and by always, I mean I also did it last year -- and this adds...
  • Preakness starters Orb, Titletown Five have a history

    Preakness starters Orb, Titletown Five have a history
    One of the colts entered in Saturday’s 138th running of the Preakness Stakes can lay claim to a distinction not shared by seven others:  He’s actually finished ahead of the expected favorite Orb in a race. Titletown Five, one of three...